Baltimore Harbor Environmental Education Program


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The workboat Snow Goose provides a unique platform from which participants study the dynamic relationship between the Port of Baltimore and the Chesapeake Bay's Patapsco River. Students investigate environmental issues and trends, often within the context of urban ecology.

The Baltimore Harbor program is an excellent venue for students to learn about the fragility and the resiliency of ecosystems under the pressure of a modern working river.

CBF also offers two specialized programs on our Baltimore Harbor experience.

Urban Ecology and Environmental Policy: During this one-day program, which is designed specifically to offer field experiences for advanced students, participants address current environmental issues and discuss environmental policy through the use of industry-relevant technologies and techniques. Our field educators work individually with each instructor to design a program that meets their curricular needs. This program is suited for high school AP classes, college/university courses, and other adult special interest groups.

Harford County Program: To meet the needs of teachers and students in Harford County, the Baltimore Harbor Program runs out of Havre de Grace during two weeks of both the Fall and Spring seasons. For more information about this option please contact our education scheduling department.

Aboard the workboat Snow Goose, students access areas near superfund sites, brownfields, waste-water treatment plants and power plants, as well as a variety of local industries. Water quality investigations are complimented by the sampling of benthic, planktonic, and other aquatic communities.

Pre- and Post-Field Experience Activities

Bring the watershed to life as you engage your students with curriculum-based investigations before and after a field experience with CBF!  All links below are for websites or Adobe pdf documents available to download.

Elementary School Watershed Address What's In Your Lunch
Middle School When Rain Hits the Land Think! What's Under Your Sink
High School Data in the Classroom
from the NOAA Chesapeake Bay
Interpretive Buoy System
Student Wave action projects

Share Your Clean Water Story

What does the Bay, its rivers and streams mean to you? What impact have the Bay and its local waters had on your life? We'd like to know.

Share Your Story


Do you enjoy working with others to help clean the Chesapeake Bay? Do you have a few hours to spare? Whether growing oysters, planting trees, or helping in our offices, there are plenty of ways you can contribute.